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Future Nostalgia Book Tag

Hi everyone, I hope you are all having an amazing day and are all staying safe. I feel like it’s been ages since I last participated in a tag so thank you Alicia from A Kernel of Nonsense for tagging me and everyone should go follow her amazing blog if you aren’t already. This tag was created by Natalie at The Fine Art of Reading and the questions are based off of the songs from Dua Lipa’s new album.

FUTURE NOSTALGIA: a book with a strong female character

No matter what you do, I’m gonna get it without ya (Hey, hey)
(Future nostalgia)
I know you ain’t used to a female alpha (No way, no way)
(Future nostalgia)

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For this I’ve got to go with Zafira from We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal.

DON’T START NOW: a book with a major glow up

Did the heartbreak change me? Maybe
But look at where I ended up
I’m all good already
So moved on, it’s scary
I’m not where you left me at all, so

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How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake. I went with this one as Grace slowly learns that sometimes you have to put yourself first.

COOL: a book with awkward moments or set in summer

When it’s only me and you
You got me, you got me losin’ all my cool
I guess we’re ready for the summer

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon is the perfect fit for this as not only is it set in summer but full of cute awkward moments and it’s a crime that this doesn’t have a film adaption yet.

PHYSICAL: a book with steamy romance

All night, I’ll riot with you
I know you got my back and you know I got you
So come on (Come on), come on (Come on), come on (Come on)
Let’s get physical

I was living for the romance in Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin.

LEVITATING: a book with “moon” or “star” in the title

I got you, moonlight, you’re my starlight
I need you all night, come on, dance with me
I’m levitating

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The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence.

PRETTY PLEASE: a book with characters who support each other

Put my mind at ease
Pretty please

For this I had to go with Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare.

HALLUCINATE: a book with a fun or whimsical setting

Pocketful of honey and I’m ready to go
No, I ain’t got no money, but I’m letting you know
That I’m a love you like a fool
Breathe you in till I hallucinate (Mmm)

Every time I hear the word whimsical I immediately think of The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

LOVE AGAIN: a book where the MC is proves themselves wrong

I never thought that I would find a way out
I never thought I’d hear my heart beat so loud
I can’t believe there’s something left in my chest anymore

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Run Rebel by Manjeet Mann is such an empowering book due to how much Amber grows and proves to herself what she is capable of.

BREAK MY HEART: a book where a character is afraid of happiness

I’ve always been the one to say the first goodbye
Had to love and lose a hundred million times
Had to get it wrong to know just what I like
Now I’m falling

Katniss from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins definitely spends a lot of her time terrified of letting herself feel happiness.

GOOD IN BED: a book with characters who are terrible at communicating

You love to disappoint me, don’t ya?
You tell me what I want, but ain’t no follow through
You don’t follow through, no
But if you only knew me
The way you know my body, baby

I feel like you could pick most YA books for this to be honest but I’m going to go with The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare as a lot of the issues in this book wouldn’t have occurred if people had just spoke to each other.

BOYS WILL BE BOYS: a book with themes of feminism / equality

Sick intuition that they taught us, so we won’t freak out
We hide our figures, doing anything to shut their mouths
We smile away to ease the tension so it don’t go south
But there’s nothing funny now

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Even though I wasn’t blown away by this book I think it fits this very well Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan.

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11 thoughts on “Future Nostalgia Book Tag

  1. Ooh, what a fun tag! I now feel like listening to this album again 😂 Love your answers and totally agree with Serpent & Dove and Night Circus! Thanks for tagging me, I can’t wait to do this one 😊

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